Gunman went on rampage at Perm State University in Russia's Ural Mountains
Footage showed 18-year-old walking into building holding a large firearm
Many students were also seen jumping from windows to escape the shooting
Later reports said the shooter, a student at the university, had been shot by police responding to the attack
Chilling social media posts indicate Timur Bekmansurov's actions had nothing to do with politics or religion but were motivated by hatred
President Vladimir Putin had been notified of the shooting, the Kremlin said
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Six people have been killed and at least 32 injured in a gun massacre carried out by a heavily-armed teenage shooter at a Russian university.
Terrified students were seen jumping from windows as 18-year-old Timur Bekmansurov went on the rampage at the Perm State University in Russia's Ural mountains.
The lone gunman was seen in chilling footage stalking the campus holding a hunting rifle while dressed in black combat gear.
His attack only came to an end when cops shot him down. Some reports said he was dead but others say he is in grave condition in hospital.
In social media posts before the attack, the teenager posted that he ‘liked causing pain to people’ and said 'I will do all in my power to kill as many as I can. Only a few of you deserve to live.'
The gunman was identified as a student at the university who had obtained the hunting rifle in May.
'I've thought about this for a long time, it's been years, and I realised the time had come to do what I dreamt of,' said another posting on a social media account.
It indicated that his actions had nothing to do with politics or religion but were motivated by hatred.
Pictured: Students are seen jumping out of windows to escape a shooter at Perm State University in Russia's Ural mountains on Monday
Pictured: The alleged gunman walking towards a building in footage shared on Monday (left) and posing with a firearm and giving the finger to the camera (right)
Students and staff of the university locked themselves in rooms, and the university urged those who could leave the campus to do so.
It is the second mass shooting at an education facility in Russia this year.
Earlier media footage from the scene showed students jumping from first-floor windows to escape the building, landing heavily on the ground before running to safety.
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